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Danish awareness centre focuses on digital self-defense and GDPR

  • Awareness
  • 21/09/2020
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In Denmark, children and young people lack crucial knowledge when it comes to data privacy and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Danish Media Council for Children and Young People of the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has developed a material to help teachers talk about the GDPR and digital self-defense with their students.

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Instagram launches Reels

TikTok seems to be constantly in the news at the moment (for a variety of reasons) and so it is, perhaps, not surprising that other platforms are seeking to replicate their own version of the popular app. Instagram launched Reels in early August in 50 countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

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Top safety tips on TikTok for parents and carers

  • Awareness
  • 13/08/2020
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In recent years, TikTok has become increasingly popular in Latvia among children and teenagers, while adults still know little about this platform. If compared with the likes of Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and so on, the ways in which a child may face online risks on this platform – including cyberbullying – can be different. Latvian mobile operator BITE and the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) offer basic tips to parents on what they should know and tell their children about the safe use of TikTok, which is a part of initiative against cyberbullying "Bite Your Finger!". 

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Protecting online privacy and keeping personal information private during COVID-19

Through Better Internet for Kids (BIK), and the European Network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), our aim is to empower children and young people to remain safe online, and equally assist those that support them. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Safer Internet Centres have published a number of articles and resources on protecting online privacy and keeping personal information private during COVID-19.

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Denmark – Safer Internet Day conference on manipulating images and videos

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2020
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In preparation for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) held a conference on sharing and manipulating images and videos online. During the conference, young people and experts shared their thoughts on the theme. Afterwards, the SIC published information and lessons from the conference.

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Focus on online privacy for Safer Internet Day in Luxembourg

  • Awareness
  • 11/03/2020
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated worldwide. Initiated by the European Union (EU), SID is organised every year with the aim of promoting a safer and better internet. This year again, the motto was "Together for a better internet". In this context, many events and activities were organised in Luxembourg.

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How data sharing affects a child's future

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Today, more than ever, our data is extensively shared – both willingly and unwillingly – through our electronic devices, mobile phones, downloaded applications, gadgets, smartwatches, games, and so on. Our data is collected, from known and unknown sources, all around us.

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Parents' guide on safe use of smart speakers at home

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2019
  • German Safer Internet Centre

With the holidays coming up, the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) takes a closer look at smart speakers, which have probably made their way to many children's wishlists, and shares advice on safe use for parents.

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October is European Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every October, we celebrate European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), a campaign aiming to promote the importance of information security among citizens and organisations, by sharing simple steps that can be taken to better protect their personal, financial and/or professional data.

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Addressing the challenges of digital parenting in the era of big data

  • Awareness
  • 18/09/2019
  • Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu

Parenthood has undergone a transformation in today's digital and data-oriented society. Many gadgets offer the option of monitoring, analysing, saving and even sharing our offsprings' development, behaviour or movement online. Although many believe that technological aids make the challenging tasks of parenting slightly easier, active use of digital gadgets has brought about a completely new problem – datafication of childhoods. Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, reflects on the implications these trends are currently having on parenting.

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